Nancy Mulhouse

live love life

19.3.15

Hello Sunshine

Hi there,

We had the most beautiful weather the last couple of days. Temperatures went up high for this time of the year. It was so nice having lunches in the sun at work. I can't believe how much I've missed feeling the sun on my skin :-)

I had this amazing dream of being on a holiday in the Bahamas, although I've never been to the Bahamas. I guess I dreamt about it because I had been designing a newsletter with palm trees, pineapples and all sorts of tropical prints on pyjamas. So anyways, my colleague and I were drinking amazing cocktails on the beach, I could actually feel the sand and hear the waves of the ocean in the back. Our men were playing in the sea with the children... The beaches were beautiful and white, just like a postcard, the sun was burning on my skin... Until I heard: Mummy I'm awake! I wanted to go back to my beautiful dream but it was already too late :-(

The sun was still present and that made me a bit more optimistic. Speaking of sun: I guess I haven't told you about my RayBan addiction. My regular glasses are RayBan as well as most of my sunglasses. It all started a couple of years ago, when we were on a holiday in St-Tropez. I got my first pair of RayBan's as a gift from my husband. Now I have a few more. The Wayfarer is my absolute favourite; they just fit perfectly. Do you have sunglasses you absolutely adore? Please let me know.

These are mine:








Big sunny kisses


Mieke

11.3.15

Funk up that ADIDAS

Hello,

I'm so in love with the Pharell Williams collection for Adidas. Love how he makes simplicity work to the maximum. These colours are so bright, they make you want to jump to summer immediately.




“Supercolor is a celebration of equality through diversity. With 50 colors of the Superstar, everybody will be able to select his or her color. It is more diverse than any pack ever before and therefore it is more individual than any pack ever before…with every shoe treated exactly the same, all colors are equal. No matter what color you choose, you can be part of Supercolor. Choose your color.” – Pharrell Williams



I always have loved Adidas sportswear, ever since I was playing basketball. In January I bought myself some really cool Top Ten Adidas sneakers in London and now I've discovered you can customise these Top Ten models in any colour you prefer. 




Brilliant and not too expensive either. My next pair will definitely be customised! What do you think of the website, here's the link: http://goo.gl/JpWB9x

X

Mieke


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21.2.15

So different yet so alike


Hello,

I had to stay home from work because I have twisted vertebrae, so I had to lay down a lot this week. My two boys were fantastic and were trying to entertain me :-) God bless them.

They are so precious to me and being their mommy is a huge honour. They are like the best of friends, so cute, so different and yet so alike. I find it so freaky when you discover bits and pieces from your own personality in the way they behave.

I always kind of knew I would be a boy’s mommy. I don't mind it; they are sooooo in love with you when they are little and give you lots of kisses and hugs. I know I need to enjoy it while I can, because it will only last for a few more years before they get embarrassed. It sounds like music to my ears when they tell me that they love me and think I'm sweet every morning and evening. My husband sometimes feels left out because in the morning they are like really wrestling to get a cuddle first :-)

It changed me in so many ways; when we play dress-up, it's with the Spiderman’s, Batman’s and other Superhero's from these days! I know all the characters from Cars and Planes. When we are out I'm like: Rik where is your Finn McMissile car? People will look at me like if I'm retarded. For those who don't know, it's a character from Cars :-) I had to start living with the thought that my toilet seat is more up then down, I have to iron more shirts then ever but nothing can beat the two smiles on their faces. I love them so much.

My colleague and one of my best friends, Noortje Bruyninckx, made these very cute pictures. What do you think of them?

Oh and I would also want to thank my followers on Instagram, I've reached 1000 followers. Thank you very much, for those who still want to follow @ini_mini_mie

x Mieke


© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx
© Noortje Bruyninckx

8.2.15

A passion for fashion...

Hi there,

Ever since I was a little a girl, I wanted to work in fashion. I always tried to create something new with my tiny Singer sewing machine. When I got to the age of 12, it wasn't only for fun but also because it was necessary. I was about 6ft 2in and I had to make my own trousers, because I couldn't find some of my length. My mum's friend made me some trousers at first and soon I discovered I could make them myself. We bought some pattern books and mum and I tried to make my first pair of self-made trousers. It worked.

When I was about 18 years old, I decided to go and study Graphic Design, because I thought I couldn't make as a Fashion Designer. But I never lost my passion for fashion. I'm so happy I got to start working at JBC last year. After working for about 8 years now, they finally brought me some fashion back in my life.

It is an amazing company to work for. Let me take you behind the scenes.

Each season a creative team interprets the latest fashion trends and translates it into different looks for the JBC customer. They try to make the fashion from the catwalk portable, and more importantly affordable for all women.

Our trend watcher and Head of design analyze all major trends during the Fashion Weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. They note what is really hot and 'upcoming' by making a mood board.



Our Head of Design will then starts sketching, designing and choosing the fabrics.
This years spring collection features a lot of leather, animal-prints, sportswear, and new flower prints...



The designs will be shown to a wide group of experts. Everyone gives his or her input and the stylist will finish a full theme in detail.



The result is a trendy and bold Lookbook spring / summer collection (watch the full collection here). These are my favourite looks.

© JBC fashion

© JBC fashion

© JBC fashion

© JBC fashion

© JBC fashion

© JBC fashion


Which ones do you like?


Mieke x

4.1.15

Happy New Year!!!!

Helle everyone,

I hope you all had some wonderful celebrations. I wish you all the best in this new year.

We kept it small on the 31st of december; just at home with the kids and the countdown and fireworks at 8.30pm, so the kids could go to bed. It was cosy and chilled out.

But we did start the New Year in style; we went to London for the weekend. Just me and my husband. I can't imagine the last time we went on a trip just the two of us.

At first we were a bit uneasy, a feeling like we had forgotten something, but it was nice to just walk around without a stroller for once, carrying a diaper bag, drinks and cookies. We could actually have a nice and quiet meal and didn't need to be back in the hotel by 8.00pm to put the kids to bed.

We enjoyed really long walks and the weather was amazing. By the second evening I was regretting to only bringing my Ugg's to London. My feet were killing me, but that always gives us a good excuse to buy new shoes :-)

It was amazing just the two of us, short but fun. I really needed this as a fresh start for the new Year that will come. Hopefully a year with lots of fun times, good health and moving in to our new house.

Happy New Year!

x Mieke

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